Award Shows, Charity, Events, News, Red Carpet
Jul 16, 2014


Its that time of year again. If you booked a flight this past weekend, you probably didn’t have much elbow or leg room because every athlete was flying into L.A. for the annual ESPYS. ESPYS 2014 officially begins earlier in the week of with countless parties and gifting suites at the W Hotel. GBK is one of the most coveted and longest running gifting events in town.

The GBK Pre-ESPYS Gift Lounge offers vendors a chance to connect with the world of sports with many products that gear towards the athlete in all of us. It was held at the rooftop of the swanky W hotel in the heart of Hollywood. There were products ranging from ICY Hot (a football player’s best friend) to an all inclusive Caribbean resort vacation (must have accidentally not been placed in my bag).

Guests including WNBA Star Lisa Leslie, singer/actress/host Christina Milian, and phenom boxer Victor Ortiz were in attendance, just to name drop a few! Publicists know that the GBK gifting lounge is the one their clients want to attend, if nothing else. I even got an up close and personal look at the necklace (retailing at $12,000 and made out of rose gold and diamonds) being given to the winner of tonight’s poker tournament. Why wasn’t I born a boy that slept with a basketball in my crib?EspysGBK

Here is a complete list on the vendors and their respective websites to check out the coveted swag:

Echoes of Hope

My Life In Power 

Model Citizen Fund

Operation Gratitude

Personalized Health Innovations 

ABC Limo

2K Sports


Ripped Cream


Maxim Mattress

LG Electronics

Tryst Electronic Smoking Products 

Palace Resorts and Caribbean Living 

Daniel Bass Jewelry

The W Hotel also hosted a celebrity poker tournament benefitting Model Citizen Fund and Athletes4Art Renaissance Tour gifting and art auction.